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Wednesday, March 19, 2003

War is scheduled to start at 5pm my time.

British Airways has given me an out if I want to cancel my vacation.

I hate this. We're getting into a war we can't win. We're pissing off the world. We're making ourselves a bigger target for terrorism. We can't afford to staff the schools as it is, but we're going to spend $80 billion trying to kill one man in another country. Then we're going to take over that country, put in a leader of our choosing, and pay for reconstruction. Iraq will be the first U.S. colony. Oh, and by then, Iran will be getting pissy, so we'll just march next door and kick their ass too. Heck, we'll kick the ass of any Islamic country we want to. 'Cause we're Americans. Meanwhile, America will crumble. Our kids will be (more) undereducated. Other nations will surpass as in technology and productivity because all of our resources will go to the war machine.

Yes, this is a bit alarmist, but not too much. All of this just makes me ill. My sole comfort is that this time next week I'll be sitting in a theater watching The Lion King on stage in London. But my heart is so heavy. And I fear that when I come home from my vacation, the world will never be the same. 9/11 has got nothing on how this will change America's relationship to the world.


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